Stock Image
Buy Used
Price: US$ 149.99 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Returns Policy

The Inner Opium War (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

Polachek, James

0 ratings by GoodReads
ISBN 10: 0674454464 / ISBN 13: 9780674454460
Published by Harvard University Asia Center, 1991
Used Condition Very Good Hard Cover
From Crestview Books (Westerville, OH, U.S.A.) Quantity Available: 1
Available From More sellers View all  copies of this book

Almost new hardback and jacket. Only slight wear. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: CG2) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 051924

About this title:

Synopsis:

Why did defeat in the Opium War not lead Ch'ing China to a more realistic appreciation of Western might and Chinese weakness? James Polachek's revisionist analysis exposes the behind-the-scenes political struggles that not only shaped foreign-policy decisions in the 1830s and 1840s but have continued to affect the history of Chinese nationalism in modern times.

Polachek looks closely at the networks of literati and officials, self-consciously reminiscent of the late Ming era that sought and gained the ear of the emperor. Challenging the conventional view that Lin Tse-hsu and his supporters were selfless patriots who acted in China's best interests, Polachek agrues that, for reasons having more to do with their own domestic political agenda, these men advocated a futile policy of militant resistance to the West. Linking political intrigue, scholarly debates, and foreign affairs, local notables in Canton and literati lobbyists in Perking this book sets the Opium War for the first times in its "inner," domestic political context.

About the Author: James M. Polachek is an international markets analyst working for Baring Securities, Inc., in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Inner Opium War (Harvard East Asian ...

Publisher: Harvard University Asia Center

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Payment Methods

Payment Methods Accepted by Seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Money Order PayPal

Seller Crestview Books
Address: Westerville, OH, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Seller Since March 2, 2004
Seller Rating 5-star rating


Terms of Sale:

I accept payment credit cards (via Abebooks) and PayPal. Returns accepted in a reasonable time with approval. Books must be returned in same condition as shipped.



Shipping Terms:

All books are very carefully packed to avoid damage from rough handling and moisture. Free tracking also included. Except in extraordinary circumstances, I do not ask for extra shipping in the U.S.


Store Description: I have a very eclectic collection of out-of-print and hard-to-find books. New books are added every week, so be sure to check back often!!